The Terps trailed at the half for the fifth time at home this season and were unable to hold the lead they gained early in the second period.
The Hokies have struggled against teams that shoot well this season.
The Cardinals out-rebounded the Terps to put the championship trophy out of reach.
Hart dropped a team-high 24 points in the Thanksgiving showdown.
The Terps relied on a group of smaller players against Hofstra, including first-year Maryland players Martinez and Reese.
The Terps and the Pride went back and forth until the final seconds.
Schwartz dropped 24 points on the Terps in the program's first loss to George Mason.
The Terps found themselves down at the half for the third straight game, but were unable to come away with a win against the Patriots.
The Terps and Catamounts played a physical and tense game, amassing fouls and clashing after plays.
Fatts Russell and Eric Ayala combined for 44 points after a close start with the Catamounts.